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Review

UNCVRD Vancouver: content with a conscience

Vancouver’s SevenStudios brought together Canadian creatives and charities a livestream showcase called UNCVRD Vancouver.

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Review

Emad Armoush shows mastery with Rayhan

Fragrance, the first album from Emad Armoush’s Rayhan, is a testament to collective improvisation and Syrian musical storytelling.

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Artist interview

Fred Stride on the Saskatchewan Suite

Vancouver jazz legend Fred Stride shared some reflections on the new album Saskatchewan Suite exclusively with Rhythm Changes.

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Artist interview

New single from Killian is a leap of faith

The new single “Energy” from Vancouver-based rapper and producer Killian channels pandemic frustration into something meaningful.

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Review

The Promise of Dee Daniels at Cellarstream

The new album from acclaimed vocalist Dee Daniels explores spirituality, “internal house-cleaning”, and finding joy after cancer.

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Review

Good Information debuts with “Fringes”

The latest single from Edmonton-based quartet Good Information combines post-bop and psychedelic chill-hop aesthetics in a satisfying way.

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News

Announcing season 1 of our podcast

The first season of the Rhythm Changes Podcast comes out soon! Learn more about what’s next.

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Artist interview

Greetings and Salutations from Haleluya Hailu

The debut release from Vancouver singer-songwriter Haleluya Hailu takes on a classic 80’s reference from a new cultural perspective.

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News

I’m leaving the band Early Spirit

I performed over 100 Canadian dates, with three awesome friends, in the best few years of my life. Thank you so much!

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Artist interview

RGB (Deluxe): the colourful new release from Stvrk

RGB (Deluxe), the latest release from Vancouver-based producer Stvrk, takes a new look at older work—with positive results.

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Opinion

FACTOR must end the Artist Development grant

What makes early-career artists work is speed. Unfortunately, FACTOR rewards almost 500 such artists every year for planning too slowly.

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Artist interview

Conquering Alexander: answers within ourselves

The new release from hip-hop group Conquering Alexander is a testament to serendipity, spirituality, and the right creative ingredients.

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Artist interview

Kalyan Rath: 17 years old, 10,000 streams

“Take Me Away” from Vancouver-based producer Kalyan Rath shows ingenuity and making smart decisions under time pressure.

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News

Amplify BC gets $22.5 million, 3-year funding

For the first time, Amplify BC has long-term funding from the Province of British Columbia.

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Review

Dean Thiessen: Stranger Friends

Thiessen’s first album is a thrilling combination of compositional finesse and expert collaborators.

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Artist interview

Louis Stein of Busty and the Bass: ET Suite

An interview with Louis Stein from Montreal electro-soul darlings Busty and the Bass about their newest space-themed release, ET Suite.

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Review

Curtis Andrews: Speaking Hands

20 musicians, many countries, one multi-decade artistic journey for Andrews on his latest album—which spans before, at the start of, and through the pandemic.

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Artist interview

Laz’s “Afrikan Child” is a calling card to all immigrants

Refugee camps, World War tours, and breaking  chains: Laz is unapologetic about his East African heritage with his latest release.